And now it is your turn.
Do you want to know why distributors push high scoring wine? It’s because retailers can sell them easily. Do you want to know why retailers can sell them easily? It’s because the buying public has swallowed point scores, hook, line and sinker.
You didn’t think you were going to get off scot-free now, did you?
You share in the blame for the mess we are in, but I don’t blame you. You’ve been bombarded with the point-scoring paradigm, and it is an easy way to get into wine. Most, if not all of us, break out of that dangerous rut eventually. I am not here advocating that you abandon the 100-point system, I am just suggesting that it is not the end all be all.